Flash flood watch across southern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS — More rain is forecast in already soggy southern Colorado, raising the risk of flooding again.

A flash flood watch is set to take effect Monday at noon for much of south central and southeastern Colorado as well as the state’s southwestern corner.

On Sunday evening, over an inch of rain fell in a half-hour in parts of El Paso County. The National Weather Service says flash flooding occurred in Pueblo West, closing some roads.

In Durango, about 500 homes temporarily lost electricity after lightning strikes in the area.

The flood watch area includes several burn areas prone to flooding, including the Waldo Canyon Fire area. If heavy rain falls there, the state will shut down U.S. Highway 24.


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